Saudi foreign minister: Hizbullah must be disarmed for Lebanon to ‘survive and prosper’

Saudi foreign minister: Hizbullah must be disarmed for Lebanon to ‘survive and prosper’

by WorldTribune Staff, December 4, 2017 Lebanon has been “hijacked” by Hizbullah and the only way the nation can flourish is if the terror group disarms, Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said. “Lebanon will only survive or prosper if you disarm Hezbollah,” Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir told a conference in Italy on Dec. 1. “As […]

Back in Lebanon, Hariri says Iran-backed Hizbullah must accept reduced role

Back in Lebanon, Hariri says Iran-backed Hizbullah must accept reduced role

by WorldTribune Staff, November 28, 2017 Iran’s proxy Hizbullah must submit to a new arrangement in which its power is reduced, Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri said on Nov. 27. Hariri, in an interview with French broadcaster CNews, said he would finalize his resignation if Hizbullah and Iran do not agree to re-balance Lebanon’s political configuration. […]

Saudi crown prince defies Iran’s warning: ‘New Hitler of the Middle East’ must be confronted

Saudi crown prince defies Iran’s warning: ‘New Hitler of the Middle East’ must be confronted

by WorldTribune Staff, November 24, 2017 Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is soon expected to be Saudi’s new king, said that Iran’s relentless expansion in the region “needs to be confronted.” The crown prince, in an interview with The New York Times published on Nov. 24, also referred to Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali […]

Israel’s covert ties with ‘many Arab states’ coming out despite denials

Israel’s covert ties with ‘many Arab states’ coming out despite denials

by WorldTribune Staff, November 20, 2017 Israel is engaged in covert relations with Arab and Muslim states and is respecting those nations’ requests not to name them, Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said. “We have ties, some of them secret, with many Arab and Muslim states,” Steinitz told Army Radio on Nov. 19. “Usually the […]

Iran accuses France of ‘biased’ policy as Hariri heads to Paris

Iran accuses France of ‘biased’ policy as Hariri heads to Paris

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Iran has criticized French policy in the Middle East, saying it is stoking regional crises because Paris is “biased and partisan.” The criticism on November 17 from Iran’s Foreign Ministry came a day after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused Tehran of “hegemonic” ambitions in […]

Pro-Hizbullah newspaper reports Saudis could embrace Trump’s Arab-Israel peace plan

Pro-Hizbullah newspaper reports Saudis could embrace Trump’s Arab-Israel peace plan

by WorldTribune Staff, November 14, 2017 Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister has called on Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to normalize relations between the kingdom and Israel, a report said. The pro-Hizbullah Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar on Nov. 14 publicized the contents of a letter it said was sent from Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir to Crown […]

Hariri warns Iran’s controls put Lebanon at risk from Gulf Arab sanctions

Hariri warns Iran’s controls put Lebanon at risk from Gulf Arab sanctions

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty Saad Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon’s prime minister last week, says his country faces the risk of sanctions being imposed by Gulf Arab nations because of the Iran-backed Hizbullah movement’s activities in Lebanon. Hariri made the comments in a television interview from Saudi Arabia on Nov. […]

French president says Iran tied to Yemeni missile launch, calls for talks

French president says Iran tied to Yemeni missile launch, calls for talks

Special to WorldTribune.com Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty French President Emmanuel Macron is blaming Iran for a ballistic missile launch by Yemeni rebels targeting Riyadh last weekend, and said it illustrates the need for negotiations with Tehran over its missile development. “The missile which was intercepted by Saudi Arabia launched from Yemen, which obviously […]

Iran’s Rouhani: Muslim states ‘mistaken’ if they place trust in U.S. and Israel

Iran’s Rouhani: Muslim states ‘mistaken’ if they place trust in U.S. and Israel

by WorldTribune Staff, November 9, 2017 Saudi Arabia placing trust in the United States is a “tragic mistake and miscalculation,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Nov. 8. Rouhani, during a cabinet meeting, called for an end to hostile relations between Teheran and Riyadh, adding that the Sunni kingdom and other Muslim states should come […]

Saudis close air, sea, land access to Yemen to stop flow of Iran arms to Houthis

Saudis close air, sea, land access to Yemen to stop flow of Iran arms to Houthis

by WorldTribune Staff, November 7, 2017 The Saudi-led military coalition said on Nov. 6 it would temporarily close all Yemeni air, sea and land ports. The coalition said it made the move to stop the flow of arms from Iran to Houthi rebels in Yemen, Reuters reported. On Nov. 4, a missile fired by Houthi […]